This crisis of hate that can be unfurled anonymously with reckless abandon on online platforms is akin to lighting a match near a tank full of gasoline with millions of people in proximity. We must not stand on the sidelines while flames of hate threaten to consume us. Online hate must be addressed so that those perpetuating hate are not given a match.
– The Canadian Race Relations Foundation
The Coalition has developed this online resource centre with information about education and training material for youth, parents, educators, and policymakers to assist in their efforts to address and combat online hate effectively.
Funding for the Action Summit to Combat Online Hate and this resource centre was provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Anti-Racism Action Program.
The online world is rife with false information that is easily created and distributed by those who want their own hateful ideas confirmed. Youth of all ages need access to tools to help them learn how to identify online hate more easily and react appropriately.
Parenting children who are growing up in a rapidly changing digital world can be challenging. It is hard for parents to keep up to date with what children are doing online and the risks they may be facing. Here are some resources to help kids recognize and handle online hate speech.
There are two main strategies for addressing online hate and cultures of hatred in the classroom: teaching youth to recognize and deconstruct it; and empowering them to intervene by responding appropriately to it.
In the ongoing debate between determining what is considered free speech and what is considered online hate, we can all acknowledge that online hate often leads to real-world violence and, therefore, poses a danger to all of us.